Easy Skillet Cabbage

Easy Skillet Cabbage
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Prep: 7 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 27 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
132 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Protein 3g
Calcium 88mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This super easy skillet cabbage recipe is made with just a few seasonings and a little vinegar. This is an excellent side dish for a ham meal, or serve the easy cabbage with corned beef, pork roast or chops, or sausages. The combination of vinegar and a small amount of sugar gives the cabbage a sweet-sour taste.

This dish takes less than 30 minutes, start to finish. 

Crumbled bacon would be delicious in this cabbage dish as well, or add a little leftover diced ham.


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt (see a quick homemade blend below)
  • 1 medium head cabbage (coarsely shredded)
  • 1/4 cup onion (chopped)
  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

    Easy skillet cabbage ingredients
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  2. In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter.

    Melt butter in skillet
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  3. Stir in the seasoned salt, cabbage, and onion.

    Stir in salt, cabbage, and butter
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  4. Cook, covered, over medium heat for 15 minutes. Stir frequently.

    Cook cabbage in skillet
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  5. Blend vinegar and sugar; add to cabbage mixture. Stir gently to blend ingredients. 

    Add sugar and vinegar to cabbage
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  6. Cook the cabbage for about 5 minutes longer, or to desired doneness.

    Cooked skillet cabbage
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  7. Serve and enjoy!


  • Serve this easy cabbage with braised or grilled sausages, pork chops, ham, or a pork roast. Add mashed or boiled potatoes and crusty bread for a satisfying family meal.
  • Make a DIY seasoned salt blend. Combine 2 tablespoons of salt with 1 teaspoon of paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, and a dash of garlic powder.

Recipe Variations

  • Add cooked crumbled bacon to the cabbage or diced cooked and sauteed ham.
  • Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of caraway seeds, if desired.